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Jan Decorte / Bloet

Hamlet 0.2

theatre

Hamlet 0.2
Hamlet 0.2

production

Fri 05.10 - Sat 06.10.18

With the help of the youngest generation of theatre performers, Jan Decorte and Sigrid Vinks explore Hamlet in depth. By recycling all the different versions, they create a new Hamletmachine, but this is one for the 21st century. Using fragments and scraps of texts from the past, Decorte redefines the primal conflicts of human existence.

Milo Rau / NTGent

Compassion

theatre

Compassion
Compassion

production

Fri 09.11 - Sat 10.11.18

Milo Rau and his team travel to the political hotspots of the age: the Mediterranean refugee routes from the Middle East and the areas affected by the Congolese Civil War. This is a semi-documentary double monologue that consciously navigates conflicting terrain: how can we bear the misery of others and why do we look at it?

Kuno Bakker & Mokhallad Rasem

De verse tijd

theatre

De verse tijd
De verse tijd

production

Thu 15.11 - Fri 16.11.18

Two theatre makers. One from Bagdad, the other from Amsterdam. Together, they perform nine miniatures which together form on theatre evening. It is the search of two wandering souls for common ground, rooted in the Great Themes. De verse tijd is an encounter between two men who are sometimes diametrically opposed, but who can also be fraternally supportive.

Rosas & tg STAN

Quartett

theatre dance

Quartett
Quartett

production

Wed 23.01 - Sat 26.01.19

As the world stands on the verge of collapse, a man and a woman exchange a razor-sharp dialogue based on a caustic text by Heiner Müller. Frank Vercruyssen from tg STAN and Cynthia Loemij from Rosas share the stage and explore the essence of the relationship between words and movement. Again at Kaaitheater after 20 years!

Jan Lauwers & Needcompany

Begin the Beguine

theatre

Begin the Beguine
Begin the Beguine

production

Tue 29.01 - Wed 30.01.19

Two men – both imprisoned in one way or another – want to live it up one last time. Begin the Beguine is the last text that the legendary filmmaker John Cassavetes ever wrote. The jet-black allegory about love and death was kept in a cupboard for 25 years by Cassavetes’ heirs. Until the German publisher S. Fischer Verlag asked Jan Lauwers to take on the staging of this masterpiece.

Els Dietvorst, Dirk Roofthooft & Aurelie Di Marino

MEMENTO MORI! !IROM OTNEMEM

theatre

MEMENTO MORI! !IROM OTNEMEM
MEMENTO MORI! !IROM OTNEMEM

production

Thu 21.02 - Sat 23.02.19

In MEMENTO MORI!, documentary filmmaker and visual artist Els Dietvorst brings two texts together. The first is performed by Dirk Roofthooft, one of Flanders’ most iconic actors, the second is performed by the Brussels-based actress Aurelie Di Marino. You can expect a theatre evening about fragility and transience, but also about universal themes like individualization, globalization, the relationship between humanity and nature, and migration.

Philippe Quesne

Crash Park

theatre

Crash Park
Crash Park

production

Fri 22.02 - Sat 23.02.19

The idea of an island as a place of infinite possibilities has always been a source of inspiration for writers and artists. It can be a place of heroism or of tribulation; of utopia, dystopia, or something in between. In Crash Park, Philippe Quesne has created his own colourful Robinsonade, full of wondrous creatures.

Maatschappij Discordia

L'Amour Duras

theatre

L'Amour Duras
L'Amour Duras

production

Thu 02.05 - Fri 03.05.19

Following the Weiblicher Akt series Maatschappij Discordia is launching a series about Love as it is described by women. In this first part, the company is exploring the work of Marguerite Duras (1914-1996). They let fragments from Duras’ novels resonate with personal stories to create a unique sketch of what love is and can be.